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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 97PLANNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
SUBCHAPTER EEACCREDITATION STATUS, STANDARDS, AND SANCTIONS
DIVISION 1STATUS, STANDARDS, AND SANCTIONS
RULE §97.1061Interventions and Sanctions for Campuses

(a) If a campus's performance is below any standard under Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.054(e), the campus shall engage in interventions as described by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

(b) The commissioner shall assign members to a campus intervention team (CIT) as outlined in §97.1063 of this title (relating to Campus Intervention Team) and TEC, §39A.052.

(c) The campus shall establish a campus leadership team (CLT) that includes the campus principal and other campus leaders responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the targeted improvement plan.

(d) The campus intervention team shall:

  (1) conduct a data analysis related to areas of low performance;

  (2) conduct a needs assessment based on the results of the data analysis, as follows.

    (A) The needs assessment shall include a root cause analysis.

    (B) Root causes identified through the needs assessment will be addressed in the targeted improvement plan and, if applicable, campus turnaround plan;

  (3) assist in the creation of a targeted improvement plan, as follows.

    (A) Input must be gathered from the principal; campus-level committee established under TEC, §11.251; parents; and community members, prior to the development of the targeted improvement plan, using the following steps.

      (i) The campus must hold a public meeting at the campus. The campus shall take reasonable steps to conduct the meeting at a time and in a manner that would allow a majority of stakeholders to attend and participate. The campus may hold more than one meeting if necessary.

      (ii) The public must be notified of the meeting 15 days prior to the meeting by way of the district and campus website, local newspapers or other media that reach the general public, and the parent liaison, if present on the campus.

      (iii) All input provided by family and community members should be considered in the development of the final targeted improvement plan submitted to the TEA.

    (B) The completed targeted improvement plan must be presented at a public hearing and approved by the board of trustees.

    (C) The targeted improvement plan must be submitted to the commissioner of education for approval according to TEA procedures and guidance; and

  (4) assist the commissioner in monitoring the implementation of the targeted improvement plan. The campus will submit updates to the TEA as requested that include:

    (A) a description of how elements of the targeted improvement plan are being implemented and monitored; and

    (B) data demonstrating the results of interventions from the targeted improvement plan.

(e) If a campus is assigned an unacceptable rating under TEC, §39.054(e), for a second consecutive year, the campus must engage in the processes outlined in subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this section, and the campus must develop a campus turnaround plan to be approved by the commissioner as described in §97.1064 of this title (relating to Campus Turnaround Plan).

(f) If a campus is assigned an unacceptable rating under TEC, §39.054(e), for a third or fourth consecutive year, the campus must engage in the processes outlined in subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this section, and the campus must implement the commissioner-approved campus turnaround plan as described in §97.1064 of this title.

(g) If a campus is assigned an unacceptable rating under TEC, §39.054(e), for a fifth consecutive year, the commissioner shall order the appointment of a board of managers to govern the district or closure of the campus.

(h) Based on a campus's progress toward improvement, the commissioner may order a hearing if a campus's performance is below any standard under TEC, §39.054(e).

(i) Interventions and sanctions listed under this section begin upon release of preliminary ratings and may be adjusted based on final accountability ratings.


Source Note: The provisions of this §97.1061 adopted to be effective November 17, 2016, 41 TexReg 9012; amended to be effective March 31, 2020, 45 TexReg 2164

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